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Three Ottawa Catholic School Board students are RBC Spirit of the Capital Youth Award winners for 2020. They will be recognized this evening for making our community and the world a better place.

Emma Fylnn-Mantyla
Academic Perseverance

Emma is an inspiration and positive role model for her entire community. She is a grade 10 student at St. Matthew High School and is currently battling Leukemia. Her inspiration and sense of community go beyond the classroom, spreading positivity through acts of kindness and leading the anti-bullying campaign at her school. Although Emma’s cancer treatments have caused significant damage to her joints, making it difficult for her to get out of bed in the morning, she attends school with a smile on her face. She refuses to use any physical or emotional distress as a barrier to her academic success.

Immaculate Nyashema
Take a Stand

Immaculate is a passionate student and community mobilizer who helped start the first Black Excellence Club at Immaculata High School. She was inspired to create this club to encourage students to be proud of their cultures and backgrounds at school. 

Teslock Luk
Service and Caring

Teslock is a dedicated grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School who has become a role model for his peers through his positive contributions to the Notre Dame Community. He is part of the Canada Topflight Academy, a preparatory program for basketball, he facilitates workshops for Young Men Leading Change, a program that brings young men together to advocate and work towards ending gender-based violence and Youth Connections Ottawa, a suicide prevention program that builds on student’s strengths. In addition to his extensive involvement within the community, he also mentors grade 8 male at-risk students. Teslock exudes kindness, compassion and is relentless in his journey to make a difference. He is respected by his peers, teammates and teacher for his constant commitment to helping others.

Watch on Facebook live!

Follow the event on Facebook live tonight, October 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm EST.